SCDOT requests input on Reasonable Alternatives and Analysis
COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 11, 2021) – Today, the South Carolina Department of Transportation launched a public information meeting online for the I-526 Lowcountry Corridor (I-526 LCC) EAST Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL), which extends from Virginia Avenue in North Charleston to approximately U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant. The online meeting is available through December 1, 2021 and can be found by visiting www.526LowcountryCorridor.com/eastvpim2021. Additionally, there will be two in-person open house public information meetings where the public is invited to view the materials and discuss with project staff. The online meeting includes the same materials that will be available for viewing at the in-person meetings.
The purpose of the public information meeting is to explain how public input has been used to inform the concepts development and screening process, ask for input on the Reasonable Alternatives, outline the next steps in the project development process, and gather information on historic or cultural resources and any potential impacts.
The I-526 Lowcountry Corridor EAST is one of South Carolina's most congested interstate corridors and includes the Don Holt Bridge and the James B. Edwards Bridge, which are significant river crossings. The purpose for transportation improvements along this corridor is to improve travel time reliability and reduce congestion along I-526 from Virginia Avenue in North Charleston to US 17 in Mount Pleasant.
"This public information meeting represents a valuable opportunity to receive public input on the potential solutions we are presenting" said SCDOT Project Manager Joy Riley. "With the amount of congestion along this corridor now, further compounded by the current trend of regional growth, it is now more important than ever to find effective solutions."
There will be two open house in-person public information meetings:
Joy Riley, PE, DBIA
SCDOT Project Manager